Gov. Wike meets Ronaldo, Ramos over plans to setup Real Madrid Academy in Rivers state(photos)

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State,
toured the training Facilities of Real Madrid Football
Club, and met with Footballers, and officials of the

This is in line with a process to set up a Real
Madrid Academy in Rivers State. The Governor
met with Cristano Ronaldo and Real Madrid
Captain, Sergio Ramos where further modalities
were discussed.
A statement made available to newsmen by the
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,
Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, said
Governor Wike was accompanied on the inspection
tour by the State Commissioner of Sports, Mr
Boma Iyaye and Former Nigerian International,
Adokiye Amiesimaka.

Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr Kazma and
officials of Real Madrid led Governor Wike and his
entourage on a guided tour of the Real Madrid
Training Facility. In the meeting with Real Madrid
Stars, Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, Governor Wike
said that the objective of setting up the Real Madrid
Academy in Rivers State is to develop stars that
would rule the world in the nearest future.
“We are using football as one of the key
empowerment programmes for the next
generation. We want to grow international football
stars from a tender age.

“We will tap from the experience and exposure of
Real Madrid and their stars. This is a project that
will revolutionise football in Rivers State and
Nigeria,”, Governor Wike noted.
He assured that the Academy to be established in
the state will be of international standard and will
take into consideration the education of the

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos lauded
Governor Wike for his commitment to the
development of the game of football.
Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Mr Boma Iyaye said that the Real Madrid Affiliated Football
Academy will enhance the game of football in the
state. Governor Wike is billed to meet with the
President of Real Madrid on Tuesday to formalize
the agreement between the Rivers State
Government and the club on the establishment of
the Academy.

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